Volunteers sought for Santa Shop on 12/14 at Jane Phillips Elementary

posted Nov 20, 2019, 2:03 PM by Laci Harris   [ updated Nov 20, 2019, 2:04 PM ]
Each December, Jane Phillips Elementary School operates a Santa Shop so many of its underprivileged students can go "shopping" to select Christmas gifts for members of their family. The seventh annual Santa Shop will be conducted on Saturday, December 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. We are looking forward to blessing 307 students and their families with what has become a Jane Phillips Christmas tradition. 

Community volunteers are needed. All students at the school can sign up for the event and are assigned a time to participate. The student is paired with an adult volunteer to go through the shopping area to choose gifts. Another volunteer then wraps their gifts. While students are shopping, their parents can relax in the "Coffee Shop" where they are served a hot beverage and have the option of writing letters to their students. Each child who signs up in advance also received a new outfit purchased by a community volunteer. When leaving Santa Shop this year, each family will receive a complete Christmas Dinner bag donated by Sutterfield Financial Group.

In 2018, the Santa Shop served more than 280 children and their families. Over 500 breakfast donuts and nearly 270 outfits were donated.

Volunteers are needed to help serve breakfast, help students shop, and more. If you cannot be present to physically volunteer, there are other ways you can contribute. Please call the school at 918-336-9479 and ask to speak to Kashia or someone on the Santa Shop Committee.

Kashia Anderson
Jane Phillips Elementary School Teacher, Volunteer Coordinator